Sunday, February 10, 2008

Waco's VA Medical Center $49 Million Expansion

WACO (Waco Tribune-Herald) – The 75-year old Waco Veterans Affairs Medical Center received government funding to expand and renovate its campus. Projects include:
creating the Center of Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans, a mental health research center with offices and labs;
relocating and expanding the Blind Rehabilitation Unit to 30 beds, with rehabilitation and training space;
expanding and enhancing mental health treatment for inpatient acute, intermediate and long-term psychiatry;
renovating long-term and rehabilitative facilities, including a pool; and
repairing and replacing the campus infrastructure for the growth of new programs.
The improvements will cost $49 million.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Waco Distribution Center, Tractor Supply, set to expand by 347,000 sq/ft

WACO (Waco Tribune-Herald) – Texas Tractor Supply will expand its distribution center by 347,000 sf by September.
The Tennessee-based company is spending $10 million to double its facility, which opened in 2003 at I-35 and SH 6. The facility will be the company's second largest once the expansion is completed.
At least 44 people will be hired to work in the newly expanded distribution center, pushing employment to almost 190.
Bob Moore Construction of Arlington will oversee the expansion.